Terence Newman was limited during Friday’s practice with a foot injury. The Vikings listed him questionable to play for Sunday’s NFC Divisional playoff against the Saints.
It’ll likely take a significant injury to keep Newman, the NFC’s oldest defender at 39 years old, from playing in his ninth career playoff game. He’s played a key role for the NFL’s No. 1 defense this season, seeing about 56 percent of the snaps as the primary slot corner.
Newman is the only Vikings player listed questionable vs. the Saints.
The other seven Vikings on the injury report, including defensive end Everson Griffen (foot), were full participants on Friday and are expected to play.
Center Pat Elflein will return and start after missing two of the last four games due to an injured left shoulder.
For the Saints: WR Brandon Coleman (neck) has been ruled out; LB Michael Mauti (illness) and QB Taysom Hill (illness) are questionable.